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How to brew a good cup of tea?

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Warning! Plastic infuser is a big NO NO! 


In this tea cafe tips series, you will learn how to brew a better cup of tea and improve your tea income.
 
Know that there are outside factors that could ruin your good cuppa!

Click the audio icon to download and listen to Salina as she talks about troubleshooting tea!
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DIY kills Your Tea Biz

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This is the usual suspect to your new tea biz failure.

Yet, to most startup tea businesses, this is totally undetectable.

I was there. Green as a lushy leaf, thinking of saving myself some money.

OH YES, DIY-ITIS.

This is a killer.

Don’t believe me?

So you know how you work day and night to “make your business work”?

You want to do it yourself, like packing the tea yourself instead of getting private label tea experts to do it for you, or work out how to sell, instead of learning from sales experts.

Yes, learn the skill, save money, or just want to get it done.

Truth is, we all DIY to some degree.

Yes you, and me!

But learning a new skill is good, right?

Wrong!

Not every skill is WORTH YOUR TIME to learn.

Check out this video – I talked about how to figure out what to learn and what not to INVEST your time in learning or doing. This will not only save you time and money, but also the likely death of your business, now or further down the track!

IN THIS VIDEO

 

 

 

So if you want palm off tea packing, chat with us today.

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Oolong Tea Benefits: Diet Partner

Oolong Tea Benefits

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, as the old saying goes.

For some, the “hollywood actress” figure is the ultimate definition of “beauty”. Sometimes I am envious of people who eat a lot and don’t even get fat!

Good thing one of Oolong tea benefits when you drink it is its diet-friendly properties.

Weight LossWell, if you are looking for an affordable diet partner, perhaps drinking oolong tea is one of the options. One of the benefits of Oolong is that it helps you with your diet so you can achieve your dream figure! Here are the reasons why:

Doesn’t Have Sugar

Basically, all teas do not have sugar unless you put a sweetener on it! Excess sugars in our body turn into fatty acids. They just stack and stock unless you burn them by doing physical activities like running, lifting, dancing and other activities.

Drinking unsweetened oolong tea benefits your sugar intake and with the aid of working out every day, you can burn excess fats! In time, you will lose weight so don’t be discouraged if you didn’t lose a lot on your first month. It takes time, so control what you eat!

Perfect for Snack!

We ALL have cravings for food! Sometimes, we just want to eat pizza the whole day! We can’t avoid that but that doesn’t mean you have to! If you are on a strict diet, fight it. Eat small amounts of food and partner it with oolong tea if you feel like not drinking water. It helps you fight your unhealthy cravings, it is just mind over matter!

Hot or Cold, it doesn’t matter!

If you feel like drinking it hot or cold, it doesn’t matter. You can have a hot oolong tea for breakfast and you can also drink it cold during a hot afternoon! Partner it with your favorite food to complete your day! Steep it, add flavors then add some ice if you want a refreshing drink during a hot weather!

NOTE THAT:

Drinking this tea ALONE does not make you slimmer. Even if you drink a gallon it will not work the way you want it. Oolong is a healthy alternative drink that helps you with your diet. Instead of drinking soda, instant juice drink and other sweetened drinks, drinking this tea is a good alternative. A good combination of right diet and exercise can INDEED make you slimmer.

Visit our website to buy an Oolong Tea to help you with your diet. Just click the link.

written by Donna E

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Pu Erh Tea – The Original Chinese Vintage Tea

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by Salina Hainzl (Published first in January 30, 2014)

Pu-erh (Pu’erh / Puerh / Pu er / Po Lei ), is referred by some as the “Vintage tea”.

In fact, Pu-erh that has not celebrated its 1st birthday is hardly drinkable. Older Puerh cakes are collectibles and traded for a small fortune.

2 kinds of Pu-erh:

  • Raw (naturally fermented) and
  • Ripe (cooked / artificially fermented).

The former is lighter in taste but can be more astringent, traditionally raw Puerh is made into cake or disc shape.

Ripe Puerh tends to be flatter, more gentle to the stomach, and comes in loose leaf form, compressed shapes particularly large and small mushroom shaped ones called Toucha and other decorative shapes like pumpkin shaped ones.

Pu-erh has been long used in China to aid digestion, warm the body and detox the body after eating heavy meaty meals.

Pu-erh tea also enjoys the reputation as “Weight-loss tea”, “Beauty tea”, “Slimming tea” and “Health tea”. It is mildest tea type to the stomach, especially Pu-erh over 5/10 years old – its caffeine content reduces as it ages.

Want to know more – check out the video below.

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Aged Puerh is a wonderful puerh brew.

In the above video: We have been getting quite a lot about inquiries about Pu-erh and that’s really exciting development in Australia.

The reason is that, first not a lot of people are knows about Pu-erh but the people who are actually asking about it often they are jumping a few steps asking about the Pu-erh cake.

Now you may be wondering are we talking about tea still.

Did you just say cake?

Yes indeed I just said cake. Let me show you one of them, this is a Pu-erh cake.

Now there are many different kinds of Pu-erh.

The study of Pu-erh is a life long journey and I’m not pretending to be an expert in it, but let me share what I know about it.

To start, Pu-erh is actually a tea that gone through a very long period of fermentation time.

Comparing to any other tea, it’s actually better aged.

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Puerh Cakes in whole before scrapping or breaking

So we are saying that if you have managed to get your hands unto anything older than let’s say 15 years, guard it with your life.

And its bit like of those collectible things you can actually really pass it on to generations and get tremendous wealth out of it.

Now, Pu-erh is from China and to be greatly categorizes as Pu-erh, it has to be from the Pu-erh provinces itself.

Pu-erh province is actually a very bizarre.

This whole thing is a bit bizarre. Pu-erh doesn’t actually make Pu-erh, but all the tea from Yunnan province come to Pu-erh and then it get to manufacture or and export that and so on.

Some of them actually export them. Create them, make them first then export them. So it has to be Yunnan tea leaves in order to be made into Pu-erh, if you know a little bit of Chinese Trophy.

If say for example you’ve got a Pu-erh light tea but are actually made from Fujian province tea leaves it cannot be countered as Pu-erh.

It can be categorized as the Chinese black tea.

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Puerh Tea at its simplest

So that is something that is quite unique, and also Pu-erh is something that can actually split into two categorization.

One is raw one is ripe, and in the next video I’m going to tackle more about this, but here this little video is to tell you that Pu-erh is a vintage tea that is typically store for a long time.

It is known as good for digestion some Chinese herbalist actually suggest that older people actually drink that maybe an hour before bed for circulation purpose.

Pu-erh even though it looks really dark once you made it but it is actually very gentle to the stomach.

So there you go a little info about Pu-erh and the next one we will really get going into the Pu-erh tea cake.

 

 


Puerh Tea may have a lot of  spellings (puer tea or pu-erh tea) because it has been derived from the Chinese name itself.

Puerh Tea is available in Teas.com.au

If you’d like to buy puerh in wholesale price, you can do so by signing up as a wholesale member

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Simplest Guide To Different Types of Tea

Tea Types Guide

It is a beautiful thing that we have choices of different types of tea with different benefits and different tastes.

To simplify these, we have created a very simple guide to differentiate each one.


 

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Black tea The “western favourite” black tea has a dark brew with strong aroma and taste is a favourite among different types of tea.

  • great with milk and sugar
  • the tea base for Chai tea
  • many grades from a few dollars a kg to a few hundred dollars

 


 

23GTJ-Jasmine_GreenGreen tea Due to the little processing, green tea has kept the colour, original bittersweet taste and aroma of the freshly plucked leaves.

  • widely known for its slimming and germ fighting properties
  • Chinese green tea cheaper usually, more robust taste
  • Japanese green tea greener and grassier in taste usually

 


 

30RSO-Rose_OolongOolong (wu-long / black dragon tea ) Simply put, oolong is the best among types of tea after meals.  A good oolong is simply addictive!

  • great for digestion
  • reputed to help weight loss
  • varied taste from green tea to black tea like taste

 


 

40SNP-Silver_Needle_ZhengheWhite tea White tea is the least processed tea with the lowest tannins. It got its name from the almost colourless brew it produces.

  • light taste
  • high price (good ones are buds, not tea leaves)
  • antioxidant powerhouse

 


 

73MPC_Shui_Huang_Jin_Puerh_Cake[1]Pu-erh Unlike other types of tea , Pu-erh is better AGED. Just like vintage wine, a good vintage Pu-erh comes with a handsome price tag. You may even find some leaves as old as you are!

  • earthy taste, but not bitter
  • brew with hot boiling water
  • great for digestion. good after meal tea
  • gentle to stomach, caffeine drops as it ages

 


 

60TAT-Turkish_AppleFruit infusions Welcomed as a great family favourite, the fruit infusion is typically made up from a range of dried fruit and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

  • caffeine free, high in Vitamin C
  • Kids friendly – put in your kids menu
  • condense it into syrups for mocktails, waffles and ice cream!
  • usually has natural flavours added

 


 

50TNC-TonicHerbal infusions Since early history, people have been using herbal tea to heal, enliven and enhance their wellbeing.

  • While most herbs do not contain caffeine, some herbs such as yerba mate, cocoa and guarana do.
  • Check the ingredients before consumption as some herbs may react with certain medications, conditions or pregnancy. Ask your doctor or medical professional if you are unsure.
  • herbs are best not to store for too long – flowers in particular during summer season are prone to infestation.

 


 

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Green Tea Benefits

Green Tea Benefits

by Pat Bratianu

Green tea benefits the avid drinker.  It favors the ones that consistently consume it.

You may feel it is healthy for you.

You may love it for its “clean” taste.

Green tea generally contains much less caffeine than a cup of coffee or black tea.  However, green tea has many other health benefits as well.

Green tea has been used by traditional medical practitioners for about five thousand years.

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Among many, Green tea benefits include excellent heart and blood vessels throughout the entire body.

Studies show that drinking green tea reduces hardening of the arteries. It even lowers your risk of having a heart attack.

Green tea lowers levels of unhealthy fats in the blood, including LDL, bad, cholesterol.

Researchers have also discovered that green tea is packed with antioxidants and vitamins, such as vitamins C and E which can fight many kinds of illnesses.

Antioxidants and other compounds in green tea help to promote longevity.

Conventional and alternative health care experts agree that the compounds in green tea may help to dodge cancer. The tea interrupts the growth and development of cancer via several mechanisms.

Green tea benefits are amazing, especially because it includes protection against colon cancer and other cancers of the gastrointestinal system. It has been identified as protective against breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers as well.

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Healthy and fun, Mojito Green Tea blend

Green tea can be a helpful addition to a weight reduction plan. It helps to gently speed up the metabolism and hasten “fat burning”.

This delicious ancient beverage has been shown reduce osteoporosis.

Using green tea to relieve diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and dehydration if gastrointestinal “flu” or distress is present is an age old effective practice of many people worldwide.

Research is ongoing, investigating even more possible benefits of green tea. So enjoy its taste; drink green tea several times daily. You will be making your body healthier, stronger, and resistant to illness. Some experts believe that people who drink green tea even live longer.

Did you know Green Tea also makes your skin better?

Read about Green Tea For Better Skin


Some other popular green teas are Sencha, Genmaicha and Jasmine Green.  They are available at Teas.com.au

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